Insight and Analysis

O’Day, Riders scouting creatively ahead of 2020 Draft

10 hours ago | Staff
Teams across the league, including the Riders and their GM Jeremy O’Day, have had to get a little creative in their approach to scouting ahead of the 2020 CFL Draft.

Landry: Nichols taking time in recovery from shoulder injury

April 1, 2020 | Don Landry
After signing a new three-year contract with the Toronto Argonauts, quarterback Matt Nichols is ready to get back on the field after suffering a season-ending injury midway through the 2019 campaign.

O’Leary: A look back on some memorable games

March 31, 2020 | Chris O'Leary senior writer Chris O’Leary looks at some of his favourite games he’s covered over the years.

Morris: CFL players are training in more unique ways than ever

March 31, 2020 | Jim Morris
Adam Bighill made a video showing him doing pushups with his 35-pound daughter on his back. Aaron Grymes has been running backwards up a hill near his home. Mike Reilly is throwing passes into a ...

Upon Further Review: Winnipeg Blue Bombers

March 29, 2020 | Marshall Ferguson
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers had the a rollercoaster 2019 season that ended in them hoisting the Grey Cup in Calgary, ending a 29-year championship drought in the process.

Five takeaways from Commissioner Randy Ambrosie’s Q&A

March 29, 2020 | Staff looks at five takeaways from Friday’s online Q&A with Commissioner Randy Ambrosie.

Newsome: ‘I know what it takes to win; we’ve got it’

March 28, 2020 | Staff
BC Lions defensive lineman Jonathan Newsome is getting ready to help the team make their way back to the postseason in 2020.

Bombers getting creative with off-season workouts

March 27, 2020 | Ed Tait
Due to recent events, members of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers have had to change up how they get their off-season workouts in.

O’Leary: Remembering some CFL firsts

March 26, 2020 | Chris O'Leary senior writer Chris O’Leary looks back at some of his favourite firsts in his time around the CFL.

Baltimore thankful for the opportunity to play football

March 26, 2020 | Staff
Ottawa REDBLACKS defensive back Sherrod Baltimore had a long road to get to the pro ranks, but now that he’s a staple in the nation’s capital, he’s thankful for the chance to do ...

O’Leary: Brescacin’s appreciation for front-line COVID workers grows

March 25, 2020 | Chris O'Leary
Argos receiver Juwan Brescacin tells senior writer Chris O’Leary that he has a deeper appreciation for the front-line workers that are battling COVID-19 thanks to his girlfriend, a ...

O’Leary: Why we won’t see the XFL-to-CFL frenzy that some might predict

March 24, 2020 | Chris O'Leary
Hamilton Tiger-Cats senior director of personnel and co-manager of football operations Shawn Burke tells senior writer Chris O’Leary why there likely won’t be an immediate ...

5 Takeaways from Orlondo Steinauer’s Live Q&A

March 24, 2020 | Staff
On Monday, Hamilton Tiger-Cats head coach Orlondo Steinauer went live on Instagram to connect with Tiger-Cats fans and go through the burning questions surrounding the team heading into the 2020 ...

O’Leary: Teams leaning on technology as the draft approaches

March 23, 2020 | Chris O'Leary
With the CFL combine cancelled, BC Lions GM Ed Hervey and Ottawa REDBLACKS head coach Paul LaPolice will lean on technology to continue scouting players, they tell senior writer Chris ...

O’Leary: Talent pool opens up as XFL players become available

March 23, 2020 | Chris O'Leary
XFL players are now free to sign contracts. senior writer Chris O’Leary takes a look at some familiar names and some new ones that could be signing to play in Canada.

Leos once again the right fit for veteran TJ Lee

March 22, 2020 | Staff
TJ Lee is staying with the BC Lions through 2021 and he’s looking to help the organization turn around its fortunes following a tough 2019 campaign.

O’Leary: Thoughts from a week like no other

March 21, 2020 | Chris O'Leary senior writer Chris O’Leary looks at the past week, the power of FaceTime and trying to make the best of difficult circumstances.

Lions’ Maksymic takes winding road to land OC job

March 20, 2020 | Jim Morris
Jordan Maksymic is a first-time offensive coordinator but has plenty of history with BC Lions head coach Rick Campbell and QB Mike Reilly,’s Jim Morris writes.

Upon Further Review: Hamilton Tiger-Cats

March 19, 2020 | Marshall Ferguson
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats will be looking for a return to the championship game after coming up just short of a title in 2019.

Bombers prepping for Draft during unprecedented times

March 18, 2020 | Ed Tait
The inexact science that is the Canadian Football League Draft is about to become an even bigger speculative adventure after last week’s decision to cancel the regional and national combines due ...